People who have enjoyed C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia should learn that the author's inspiration was found by reading George Macdonald's Phantastes. This fictional fairy tale depicts an amazing journey through the world of dreams where anything can happen.Besides Lewis, many celebrity authors stated that Macdonald's writings were a great source of inspiration. His unique style to draw fant...
Publisher: IDB Productions (2016)
Package Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 4703855
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I read Phantastes because of the very high recommendation of C. S. Lewis. I'm surprised by the negative reviews, but if MacDonald's other books are really better than this one then I'm excited to read them, because I really liked Phantastes.At first ...
s with his pen is unmatched, and in Phantastes, everything goes to the next level.Phantastes is a story about a young many who suddenly finds himself drawn into a dream world. Anodos has just turned 21, and when he uses the key inherited from his father on a particular desk in the home, he meets a fairy who he later learns that it is actually his grandmother. He is then shown the Fairy Land in a vision, and the next day when he awakens he finds himself to have been transported in this fantasy realm.Here, Anodos learns about the fact that the Ash Tree and Alder Tree are looking to destroy him and that he should do everything in his power to escape. He sets off on a journey that will take him through fields of flowers which are inhabited by fairies and encounters the statue of the Marble Lady. He thinks that he has found his true love only to find out that she is actually the Alder Tree in disguise. He barley escapes with his life only to find a mysterious castle he learns later on that he owns. Anodos will also find his shadow which will haunt him and torment him throughout his journey.Phantastes is a beautifully-written tale about the spiritual journey of a young man who, set to find his ideals, must give up on them in the end.